Popularity:9841
Origin:French
Meaning:Cheerful, joyful, merry
Looking for a given name that symbolizes joy and happiness? Gay, a gender-neutral name, means "merry," "happy," and "joyful," making it a fitting choice for a new parent seeking a fun-loving name for their bundle of joy. The French are known for their joie de vivre, so it makes sense that the cheerful name Gay originates in France.

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